Area & Location : Located in the comarca of Barcelones, along the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besos, Barcelona is 160 km south of the Pyrenees mountain range. It spreads across the total land area of 100.4 sq. km. The city has 4.5 km of beaches. With 1,593,075 population, the city ranks second in the country in terms of population.
Tourist Attractions : The city of Barcelona is the most popular tourist attractive place in Europe. It has a unique feature that lures the tourists to this magnificent place.
Transportation : Barcelona has a well-built infrastructure with outstanding transport facilities domestically and internationally. El Prat International Airport in the city is the main means of access to the city from other countries. The 2000-year-old Barcelona port has a great commercial importance. The city is also a major hub for RENFE, the Spanish state railway network. Its public transport includes the nine line Barcelona Metro network, metered taxis and buses.
Hotels : As Barcelona is a famous tourist destination, the hotels in the city are well arranged in such a way that it satisfy the tourists. All types of food are served in these hotels according to the need of its guests coming from all parts of the world. Fira Palace, Barcelona Princess, Moderno, Cotursa Rosello, Eurostars Laietana Palace and Best Western Premier Hotel Regina are the famous worldclass hotels in Barcelona that offers custom made reception to its customers.
Places of Attraction : The excellent climate and cultural offering attracts tourists to this place, especially to relieve themselves from the sultry and scorching sun of summer. Barcelona is home to numerous renowned museums as well as the unique architecture. Museum of the City's History that describes the entire history of the city and exhibits the ruins is a piece of wonder to its visitors. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya that holds a well-known collection of Romanesque art, including wall-paintings of Romanesque churches, The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona that includes foreign works, museum of Fundacio Joan Miro that displays the works of Joan Miro, The Fundacio Antoni Tapies that holds a collection of Tapies works and work of architect Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen around the city are the interesting artifacts in the city. Torre Montjuic Calatrava, The Torre de Collserola in the Tibidado hill, the highest structure in Barcelona, Park Guell -a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel are the interesting and attractive sites in Barcelona.
|Facts About Barcelona|
|Country||Kingdom of Spain|
|Latitude and Longitude||41.3857° N, 2.1699° E|
|Area||101.9 sq km|
|Number of Districts||10|
|Language||Catalan and Spanish|
|Time Zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|Area Code||+34 (Spain) 93 (Barcelona)|
|Major Airport Names||Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Sabadell Airport, Girona-Costa Brava Airport, Reus Airport, Lleida-Alguaire Airport|
|Points of Interest||Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Casa Batlló, National Museum of Art of Catalonia, Parc de la Ciutadella, Sant Sebastià, Somorrostro|
|Demonym||Barcelonan or Barcelonian, Barcelonés, Barceloní, Barcelonesa, Barcelonina|
|Major Cities of Spain|
Last Updated : October 19, 2013